The lunar new year of the Golden Rabbit started February 3, 2011. Much like its Western counterpart, the fresh year signifies renewal and marks a time of shedding the old and bringing in the new. As part of this tradition, my father, Grandmaster Chi Jen Liu, and I study the Chinese almanac, Yi-Jing, and the Flying Nine Star charts to forecast what the new year brings.
The energies for overcoming challenges come to the centers of your home and office this year. In particular, young women are driven to move forward. Be aware of conflicts between the female boss or mother and the male staff or eldest son. Communication and teamwork are vital for overcoming problems in shared offices at the center of your unit.
The following is a summary of our free online e-book of 2011 forecasts regarding what energies you may expect in the various directions of your homes and offices this year. This awareness acts like footprints marking out the best paths for you to take in another year of your lifeís journey. For the full version of forecasts and feng shui adjustments, please visit www.Liu-fengshui.com.
If your kitchen is located in the center of the house, take precautions to avoid fire hazard or cuts. Place a calming image of a reflective lake to neutralize conflicts in the center sector.
Energies of risk come to those with a north door or room. The north is associated to sexual energies which can mean romance for the unattached and temptation for the married. If you have a north office, be careful of risky investments and legal issues.
At work, use caution to avoid clashing personalities, mistakes, or accidents in the north room. Be aware of gossip, competition, rash decision-making, or compulsive spending. Place an ancient guardian animal such as the bi-shou for stability in the north facing north.
Those with a northeast room enjoy travel, wealth, new ideas, and opportunities. Water problems may occur in the northeast sector, so double check the roof and plumbing. The middle-aged woman or second daughter sleeping in the northeast room may be prone to promiscuous activity or ailments related to the eyes or reproductive system.
Avoid smoking and burning candles in the northeast room to avoid fire. Place a money tree that detoxifies the air, such as a dracaena, in the northeast corner.
The east is very unstable this year bringing unexpected expenses, hectic problems, or unethical people. Working in the east office, you should double check vital documents and seek expert advice before embarking on big projects. Avoid groundbreaking in the east sector. Remove all fire hazards in the east room and do not leave open flames unattended, especially in the east kitchen.
Drive carefully if you come in and out of an east-facing garage. Those in an east room need to take extra care of their health. The east is associated to the Rabbit zodiac or tai shui, which can bring challenges ó especially to Rooster persons in the east room. Place a gong in the east and ring it daily to purify unstable east energies this year.
Benefits of wealth and reputation come especially to females compatible to the southeast. Students do well to study in the southeast room. For those who are incompatible to the southeast room, be extra careful with sharp tools, equipment, and driving ó especially if born in the year of the Rabbit or Rooster. Activate scholarship, licensing, fame, and recognition by placing a fountain in the southeast corner.
Senior females sleeping in the south room need to avoid conflict and stress. They should exercise regularly, maintain a good diet, and get regular checkups to maintain health. Paternal males and the younger generation enjoy prosperity in the south room. No groundbreaking in the south. Place art with dolphins for harmony, vivacious health, and intelligence in your south room.
Those with a southwest room or door should be wary of conflict between females. Females in the southwest room need to be vigilant of their health, especially related to their breast, lung, and throat. Planning and cooperation bring promotion, scholarship, and wealth. Young men in the southwest office enjoy new opportunities or raises. Be careful with paperwork, accounting, and dealing with tricky people. Place an amethyst on your desk for scholarship or promotion.
If your front door faces west or if you have a west kitchen, take care to avoid fire hazards. Be aware of temper, fever, eye, and respiratory problems. At work, females incompatible to the west office frustrate each other, while females compatible to the west room collaborate. Those seeking romance or pregnancy should sleep in the west room.
Be careful of temptation for the married man. Associated to the Rooster zodiac, which opposes the annual Rabbit zodiac, the west room can bring unexpected problems or accidents. Place a tigerís-eye crystal in the west corner to release negative energies.
The northwest office brings opportunities and benefits, especially for older men. Older females are prone to miscom-munication with younger males. The eldest son or male staff may be distracted, rebellious, and prone to risky or self-defeating activities. Be careful of legal issues.
Pregnant women sleeping in the northwest room need to be extra careful to avoid birthing problems. Place rose quartz in the northwest room to release stress and enhance positive relationships and fertility.
Jenny Liu holds a Bachelorsí Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masters Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who shares her knowledge through sem-inars, workshops, periodicals and the Internet. Awarded for her Masterís Thesis on Feng Shui, Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For info, please visit: Liu-FengShui.com or call (626) 272-4901.